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Applications for Westerwelle Young Founders Programme are Now Open

Putting young entrepreneurs from emerging markets at the forefront of their work, the programme facilitates networking opportunities between budding entrepreneurs and global executives.

Farida El Shafie

With global entrepreneurial circuitry on the rise, The Westerwelle Foundation for International Understanding has just opened applications for the latest cycle of its annual Westerwelle Young Founders Programme. 

By offering a fully-financed six-month program, the Westerwelle Foundation enables entrepreneurs from all walks of life and from all over the world to network and collaborate on initiatives. The rigorous program consolidates twenty-five extraordinary entrepreneurs from emerging economies who will be offered access to an international conglomerate of entrepreneurs, industry experts alongside a collection of comprehensive workshops. 

Additionally, through the aid of specialist mentorship schemes, entrepreneurial plans can take form, and those participating can secure the chance to take part in the Young Founder Conference in Berlin.  

The programme starts on the first week of April and applications close on the 11th of March. Find out more and apply at


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